Spring Fever Session IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Spring Fever Session IPASpring Fever Session IPA

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stearns16 on 04-23-2013)
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Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into an IPA glass. Liquid is a semi-transparent amber orange, with a thick off-white head that takes a few minutes to die down and leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Tons of bubbles rising up to the top. Couldn't imagine a better-looking IPA.

Wow - a lot of hops for so little alcohol! I know the bottle promised otherwise, but I couldn't help but going into this expecting the hop bill to be pretty paltry. The hop aromas lean towards the grapefruit citrus side, with just a whiff of cat pee as well. There's a bit of a sugary malt presence on the nose as well. Really nice.

Somehow, this takes a pretty severe left turn when it gets to the taste. There's a really weird adjuncty flavor to it that I can't really get myself to ignore. There are really only hints of hop flavor here, and I feel like I have to think really hard to actually taste them. Mostly I just get a kind of woody, watery taste and some mild hop bitterness. The finish is only slightly bitter, but unpleasant because there's not much flavor to back it up. The aftertaste is a little better, and brings back some of the terrific citrus aromas from the nose. Other than that, very disappointing. I don't think I've ever had a beer with so much hop aroma that left me high and dry on the taste. :(

Mouthfeel is great for the style. A bit thin, but I think that's to be expected with the low ABV. Lots of carbonation and generally a pleasant feel.

Overall, I really like everything about this beer except for the taste. I really wanted to like it, and the aroma really promised good things, but I just don't understand what went wrong with the taste. There's no bottle date, but I can't imagine that this is old because I know it definitely didn't sit on a shelf somewhere and I bought it only a week ago! I'm really just kind of perplexed by this beer. At least it was interesting!

More User Reviews:
Photo of codysjb
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lawsons Spring Fever IPA. Poured from a bottle into a whisky rocks glass.
A: Cloudy golden wheat color, but really good lacing and the head (big at first) settles to form a consistent layer on the top.
S: Pine and loads of hops swarm the nose, a very fresh scent.
T: Malty, not as many hops but some nice lemon and saison zest.
M: Some minor hop notes gives way to a lot of carbonation and the ending becomes a saison flavor.
O: For how low the ABV is this is really amazing. Its not a great example of a saison or an ipa but it stands by itself as a session able “fresh beer”.

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ehammond1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

A pretty IPA. Not quite clear golden yellows and oranges. Moderate off-white head. Lined, sticky lacing left down the glass.

Bright citrus notes in the aroma but the aroma really shines when agitated and swirled--more so than any beer in recent memory. This almost has a bright, juicy, orange juice and pulp aroma when swirled aggressively and let to agitate a bit. Excellent.

Fairly bitter and bready for a traditional Lawson's IPA, and given the ABV, this is probably more of a pale ale than anything else. Regardless, there's still nice, bright citrus notes, some resin, and a pleasant, drinkable bread character. Clean flavors.

Thinner-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Fantastic low-ABV hoppy beer. The aroma is incredible.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mtpHokie
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kyle for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Founders snifter.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear bright goldenrod. Lacing is web-like with good stick. Solid looking beer.

Nose is citrus, sap, pine, and a dank hop presence. Aromatic. Pretty good.

Opens citrus and lemon zest. Pine and sap hop bitterness towards the middle. More of the same at the end with a sticky, dry, bitter finish. Aftertaste of resiny hops. Nice.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and light in the mouth and goes down dry and sappy. Finishes dry and sticky with a lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable. Appropriate.

Very appropriately named, this is one of the better sessionable beers out there. However, there's a certain lack of character in this one to make it stand out in style category littered with very good beers. Pretty good overall but not really worth revisiting.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Nice white head. Good surface foam.

Smell - Piney grassy hops. Not much else. But it smells very good.

Taste - Again hop forward. Grass and pine. Just a bit of grainy malt. Simple, light, and good. Medium low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Excellent light IPA. Hop forward with just enough malt. Lingering hop flavor is the only thing that bugs me.

Photo of MPPHISH
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ricknelson
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New beer to me from Lawson's. Very low alcohol content 3.8, but still a very surprising amount of hop taste. It's a good beer, but not as good as the latest Lawson offering Ava or Heady Topper. This would be a great every day beer and a great Summer beer.

Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of claaark13
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Drumomatic
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Peter1977
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Prohibition Pig.

A - Hazy pale yellow. Half finger of white head

S - Pine, citrus, slight caramel sweetness

T - Good bitterness with pine, grapefruit and some peach. A very slight caramel sweetness in the background.

M - Light body. Slight creamy. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of dcisco44
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a little cloudy, with a white finger of head with medium bubbles. Decent retention, small bits of lace. Aroma is floral, grassy, and herbal. Touches of soft sweetness In the back. Taste has a medium bitterness, and a continuation of the grassy, floral, earthy hop notes. Body is thin, which could be expected with such a low ABV and respective malt bill.

Pretty good ipa, and a pretty well done session ale.

Photo of MattAnderson99
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Spring Fever Session IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.